After-hours nursing supervisor requirements?

  1. I'm concerned because my agency only has an after-hours nursing supervisor every other week. There's always an after-hours nurse available, but the supervisor is only available about half the time. Does anyone have any ideas about how to get this addressed, beyond my own department/company? As everyone is, they are in a money-conscious mode and don't want to spend the extra money to hire an appropriate supervisor to cover those extra hours. Are there regs that I can cite, specifically? Any help would be much appreciated!
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  3. by   cookie102
    i think the only "requirement" is to have a RN available 24 hrs a day....until this agency that i am currently at we never had a supervisor on call, only the RN call nurse that handled calls/visits etc